No Place Like Home Podcast: A call for courage, not hope, with (badass) climate scientist Dr. Kate Marvel

  • Published on July 15th, 2020

Welcome to No Place Like Home, a podcast that gets to the heart of climate change. We’re your hosts – Mary Anne Hitt and Anna Jane Joyner. We’re two Southern women, climate activists, and dear friends. On No Place Like Home, we explore the biggest story of our time from inviting, intimate, creative, and surprising angles. From staying sane in the age of climate change, to real talk about whether or not our personal choices really matter to saving the planet, No Place Like Home dives into the spiritual, personal, cultural, and emotional dimensions of climate change. We don’t shy away from science and politics, but we always bring along our sense of humor – and a feisty dose of hope.

Wisdom for a Time of Crisis - Mary Ann Hitt's Podcast, No Place Like Home

By Mary Ann Hitt and Anna Jane Joyner
Sierra Club


Podcast with badass climate scientist Dr. Kate Marvel
Kate Marvel speaks at TED2017 – The Future You, April 24-28, 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada. Photo: Bret Hartman / TED

This episode, we get real with a climate scientist. What does it *feel* like to study this planetary and humanitarian crisis?

Dr. Kate Marvel shares her experience being a (badass) climate scientist in these crazy times. And we explore her provocative call for courage – not hope – in this epic fight for our earth and lives.

Mary Anne is director of Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign living in the West Virginia hills and Anna Jane is a climate communications expert based on the Gulf Coast of Alabama. We founded the podcast in 2016 and past guests have included social justice visionary adrienne maree brown, Call Your Girlfriend host Ann Friedman, Karenna Gore of the Center for Earth Ethics, Rashad Robinson of Color of Change, climate scientists Katharine Hayhoe and Kate Marvel, and climate writers David Roberts and Mary Annaïse Heglar.

About the Author

Not only is coal burning responsible for one third of US carbon emissions—the main contributor to climate disruption—but it is also making us sick, leading to as many as 13,000 premature deaths every year and more than $100 billion in annual health costs. The Beyond Coal campaign’s main objective is to replace dirty coal with clean energy by mobilizing grassroots activists in local communities to advocate for the retirement of old and outdated coal plants and to prevent new coal plants from being built.

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